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Judge Allows American Ex-Contractor to Sue Rumsfeld Over Torture Claims
foxnews.com ^ | August 03, 2011 | Associated Press

Posted on 08/03/2011 3:01:15 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

A federal judge says former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld can be sued personally for damages by a former U.S. military contractor who says he was tortured during nine months in prison in Iraq.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clintonappointee; jamesgwin; lawsuit; rumsfeld

1 posted on 08/03/2011 3:01:19 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I thought the high court already ruled on this type of issue?


2 posted on 08/03/2011 3:03:29 PM PDT by tobyhill (Real Spending Cuts Don't Require Increasing The Debt)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Unbelievable.


3 posted on 08/03/2011 3:04:43 PM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Great, then we can all sue Obama and Holder once they are out of office?
4 posted on 08/03/2011 3:05:15 PM PDT by oldbrowser (They're socialists don't call them liberals)
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To: Freddd

Here’s all you need to know about Judge Gwin:

On the recommendation of Senator John Glenn, Gwin was nominated to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio by President Bill Clinton on 31, 1997 to a seat vacated by Sam Bell as Bell assumed senior status. Gwin was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 5, 1997 on a senate vote and received commission on November 7, 1997.[2]


5 posted on 08/03/2011 3:08:00 PM PDT by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

This is another rat attempt to financially destroy their enemies.

It must be either stopped or we must employ the same scorched earth tactics. We will of course, do neither and the Left will get in the habit of destroying every good person who challenges them.


6 posted on 08/03/2011 3:13:08 PM PDT by Jacquerie
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To: Berlin_Freeper

This should also mean that holder et al can be sued by the families of people who lost family members to a shooter using one of the guns they unleashed on Mexico.

Damn site better than the taxpayer picking up that bill. More instructive for future gubmint employees, also.


7 posted on 08/03/2011 3:17:03 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Well maybe American Citizens can sue Obama for the torture we are enduring since he was elected.


8 posted on 08/03/2011 3:39:36 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: RobinOfKingston

And Zero if he gave the OK. Do we have the proof yet that he did?


9 posted on 08/03/2011 3:40:40 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Seeing how a lawyer is expensive where do you think the contractor is getting his money from
10 posted on 08/03/2011 3:42:49 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Berlin_Freeper
This is complete garbage. It violates the basic principle of sovereign immunity (that office holders cannot be sued for their official acts).

Otherwise, do I get to sue 0bama and every member of congress that voted for 0bamacare if my health insurance premiums go up?

11 posted on 08/03/2011 3:48:03 PM PDT by mojito
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Berlin_Freeper.
...can be sued personally for damages by a former U.S. military contractor who says he was tortured during nine months in prison in Iraq.
I doubt that this will actually get to trial.


12 posted on 08/03/2011 3:50:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: oldbrowser

Or.....we can sue county officials, city officials, Governors, Presidents, etc. for any injuries caused by the sanctuary laws or non enforcement against illegals.


13 posted on 08/03/2011 4:01:58 PM PDT by sheana
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To: Berlin_Freeper

14 posted on 08/03/2011 4:02:57 PM PDT by Bean Counter ( The fit is hitting the shan....)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
A federal judge says former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld can be sued personally for damages by a former U.S. military contractor who says he was tortured during nine months in prison in Iraq.

I wish we could sue "judges" for them being such morons. Unfortunately, one of them would have to listen to the case so the good guys wouldn't stand a chance and we'd never win a case.

15 posted on 08/03/2011 4:04:29 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: vette6387
Here’s all you need to know about Judge Gwin: On the recommendation of Senator John Glenn, Gwin was nominated to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio by President Bill Clinton on 31, 1997 to a seat vacated by Sam Bell as Bell assumed senior status. Gwin was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 5, 1997 on a senate vote and received commission on November 7, 1997.[2]

This is all we need to know about RINOs in the Senate too.

16 posted on 08/03/2011 4:19:17 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Bean Counter

Great gif!


17 posted on 08/03/2011 4:25:56 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Marty62
"Well maybe American Citizens can sue Obama for the torture we are enduring since he was elected."

Now that has to be a thread winner.

18 posted on 08/03/2011 4:33:04 PM PDT by WHBates
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To: vette6387

Here’s all you need to know about Judge Gwin:

“Gwin was confirmed by the U.S. Senate.”

Who were the fools that voted for those Senators anyway?


19 posted on 08/03/2011 4:48:14 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are..)
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